If you are ready to move to Durham, and need to make plans with a Durham mover, it is time to decide on the neighborhood you will call home. There are many choices in Durham, one of which is Hope Valley.

Hope Valley extends from Chapel Hill Road south between Hope Valley and Garrett roads to Swarthmore Road. It is made up of about 930 households. It was originally laid out as a country club suburb, developed around an 18-hole golf course in the 1920s. It was created by developer Mebane & Sharpe, Inc. to attract young professionals from Durham’s tobacco, textile, and health care industries.

The homes from this early period are eclectic, and consist of Tudor, English Cottage, Colonial, Norman Provincial, and even Spanish revival style homes. There are winding, narrow roads that weave through the hilly terrain of the neighborhood.

The Hope Valley Neighborhood Association serves the community, and cares for the common areas, produces a newsletter, website, and keeps up a neighborhood watch. They also keep an eye on zoning matters, and provide a voice for Hope Valley residents at an inter-neighborhood council.

One highlight of the year in Hope Valley is the annual “Night of Lights,” a luminary event which many neighbors participate in. It is a uniting symbol when all the streets are lined with luminaries, not to mention a beautiful night to take a walk or drive.

Your Durham mover will be happy to take you to Happy Valley if you decide that is the place for you.


(Photo attributed to Flickr member @asurroca via the creative common license)